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Mar 18, 2011 6:00pm PDT
an investment banker here in san francisco at thomas was all partners. working the industry for about five and a half years. in the summer of 2009, joined a venture capital firm. i am happily married. my wife and i lived around laurel village in district 2. we have two small children. our goal is five and our boy is three. how parents and excited to be here on the board. >> why did you choose to live in san francisco? and tell us about what motivated your interest in politics. >> choosing to live in san francisco was natural, given that i was born and raised here. when you are a child, you do not understand what you have until you leave home. i have the fortunate opportunity to live in los angeles and abroad in ireland and in philadelphia. there is no place like home in san francisco is your home. very natural and something was looking forward to in trying to find a job to come home to after law school. my job afforded me that opportunity, to come back to the bay area. so i'm lucky, and i will be here the rest of my life. in terms of getting into politics, for me, it was two reasons. first
Mar 31, 2011 2:00pm PDT
of san francisco is using the most innovative technology available. these devices allow people to remain out in their communities, doing things like shopping. it is great to be able to walk as a pedestrian in this city and cross streets safely.>> we pedestrian safety summit. thank you for joining us this morning. before we start i want to go through a few house keeping items. the restrooms are to my left around the columns and i'd like to request you all turn off your cellphones or at least put them on vibrate thing thank you. i'm the pedestrian program manager the s.f. municipal agency. i'm your, mc for today. peter albert is our director of planning at the mta. [applause]>> good morning. with christina i welcome you to the 2008 pedestrian summit. i'm the deputy of director of planning at the mta and it's my honor and privilege to introduce two of the most important people in san francisco for this. wade is the mayor's point person on climate and environmental policy. wade, thank you for joining us. >> i'll be brief on behalf of mayor newsom i want to thank everyone for being here to
Mar 21, 2011 12:00pm PDT
a background in politics on both sides of the day here in san francisco and oakland. i have done fund-raising for different candidates. i have work experience with the federal reserve bank of san francisco. i am most proud of the work i have done for myself. i started a business called power forward, a social media and public policy consulting firm. >> why did you choose to return and live in san francisco? what motivated you to run? >> what motivated me was my love of san francisco. i see the changes that are happening. i see people picking cans out of the garbage. i see that there is no neighborhood grocery store. i see that small businesses are coming and going. they have not been able to sustain themselves. from my work experience in working for the city come in the mayor's office and in the nonprofit, i had a good sense of what the challenges were. as i looked on the horizon, i see more challenges coming. i thought i had a set of experiences and a passion and desire to serve. it started at 1 point when i was 8 years old. i took a tour here with my third grade class of city hall.
Mar 22, 2011 10:30am PDT
all digital maps. >> gis is used in the city of san francisco to better support what departments do. >> you imagine all the various elements of a city including parcels and the critical infrastructure where the storm drains are. the city access like the traffic lights and fire hydrants. anything you is represent in a geo graphic space with be stored for retrieval and analysis. >> the department of public works they maintain what goes on in the right-of-way, looking to dig up the streets to put in a pipe. with the permit. with mapping you click on the map, click on the street and up will come up the nchgz that will help them make a decision. currently available is sf parcel the assessor's application. you can go to the assessor's website and bring up a map of san francisco you can search by address and get information about any place in san francisco. you can search by address and find incidents of crime in san francisco in the last 90 days. we have [inaudible] which allows you to click on a map and get nchldz like your supervisor or who your supervisor is. the nearest public fa
Mar 30, 2011 3:30am PDT
. >> oh, my name is chris campbell. i and an architect in san francisco. i reviewed the unborn little impact report for the parkmerced project, and this was based on the 1940's-era car planning a. more transportation, better bicycle paths, better -- there are missing amenities, such as community gardens, restaurants, coffee shops, etc.. potable water, consumption, and water reduction. it seems to me that by going through with this plan, park merced would be and out of date approached and creating a potential international model for urban sustained. thank you. president chiu: could you pull the microphone? >> i have lived in a lot of areas of san francisco. there really are not a lot of options for affordable housing. other young couples will of the bay area, we love san francisco and this represents a great place for us tuesday. it creates so many jobs and is sustainable. it creates a fantastic opportunity to revitalize a part of the city that is, frankly, very much in need of it, and i see no reason why this should not move forward. thank you. president chiu: thank you. next speaker.
Mar 18, 2011 8:30am PDT
. [applause]. [ foreign speaking ] [singing]. [applause] thank you very much. >> the san francisco arts commission held celebrates -- helps celebrate, and we do that with many festivals throughout the city. one of those festivals is celebrated in december by the filipino community. joining me today to talk about this festival is the coordinator of that festival. you work with the cultural center, do you not? >> yes. >> in 2003, you helped to establish this in san francisco. >> that is correct. >> what motivated you? >> i come from a town where this is rich and very much popular in our hometown, so we important the tradition and we can do it in san francisco. >> this is -- and rekindled it in san francisco. >> there is the story of inactivity -- >> here in san francisco, many different community groups come together to create things for the festival, is that correct? >> yes, that is correct. it is coming from different villages. it is only during before christmas where they show all of their lanterns, and then they have the competition among the different villages, and the villages will
Mar 20, 2011 5:30pm PDT
are one of the best kept secrets in san francisco. so as we work towards the goals of raising awareness of what is available in the sunset district and how much it has to offer, the support of the community, and the supervisor's office is very critical to that. it's an extremely diverse community. we have over 120 different businesses in our -- in our eight-block business district and have a significant amount of multilingual challenges which is the office has been great in helping us with. and through our work, we were able to -- when we started the effort with the holiday lights, more than half the people kind of initially said that they didn't necessarily want to be involved. and this was despite multilingual walks with merchants, multilingual flyers. once we got it through and started putting things up, all of a sudden the community started realizing what's going on and started participating. the people who didn't want to be a part, now wanted to be a part of something that was bigger and something that would help bring some beauty to irving street and also promote some business. so
Mar 28, 2011 8:30pm PDT
concern among san francisco community members including the arab, middle eastern and south asian citizens, there referred to acronym is amemsa. we sought to address these concerns by the police department and addressing concerns about the perspective news that there would be an intel unit created with regard to the san francisco police department wanting to upgrade its surveillance and intelligence policies and working with both state and federal organizations, and denounced to many organizations that have been working on these issues for a long, long time. that particular need was manifested, facilitated through a number of hearings, in particular, one that took place on september 23rd, 2010 were over 150 people attended the hearing to present their concerns. coming out of that particular hearing was a report developed that is before us right now and i'm going to let the director speak about this in a second called community concerns of surveillance, racial, religious profiling of arab middle eastern, muslim, and south asian communities and potential reactivation of police department's i
Mar 28, 2011 9:00pm PDT
francisco. they wanted information regarding what mosque i prayed at in san francisco, how many times, my imam, things i would not expect them to know about my life in san francisco. i hope and wish that we are treated at airports in this country as human beings, as american citizens. thank you for your time today. supervisor avalos: thank you. we very much appreciate it. >> i am john crew from the american civil liberties union of california. i will be happy to answer questions. this is an important topic. if we run out of time, i am happy to provide information later. i served as the police practices project director for 15 years. i served on the task force appointed by the police commission to draft san francisco intelligence policies. it is important for you to understand how it came about. it came about because the human rights commission held a similar hearing 20 years ago about similar issues. the board of supervisors endorsed it. the police. attention. they formed a task force that included a self -- myself and top levels of the police reported. we sat down and rewrote the sfpd po
Mar 9, 2011 1:30am PST
. [applause] >> thank-you. that was wonderful. anyone in san francisco who has not recently taken a look at what is going on in oakland, i encourage you to go have dinner at -- and i think that there should be a bus tour. to introduce major league, please welcome to an angel, the president and ceo of golden gate university. -- to introduce mayor lee. clacks good morning. if we are proud of our 110 years of being part of the heartbeat and dna. it is my pleasure to introduce the mayor of san francisco. it has been a pleasure to see how he has tackled his priorities and brought stability to san francisco. formally the city administrator, he was appointed unanimously as the successor mayor to the board of supervisors. he is the first asian-american mayor in san francisco history and i would like to congratulate asian-american deal of -- du 0o that we have -- i would like to congratulate the asian-american duo that we have. ed lee was confirmed by the board of supervisors. in that role, he has spearheaded government efficiency measures and reforms that reduce the size and cost of government.
Mar 6, 2011 4:30pm PST
, an emeritus professor and former chair of the department of counseling at san francisco state university. one of my accomplishments during my tenure in the department was creating and implementing a specialization n gentle on the counseling in partnership with the master's program in gerontology more than 15 years ago. i am a friend, if you will, of the next program, as i am a resident of maryland law park. i am here to do a test to the dedication, talent, and the plain hard work of these board members who wish to provide a vehicle for services and support to their neighbors as they age. they exemplify the notion of each one, help one, which makes me proud again to live in this terrific city. i strongly support the funding of a full-time paid staff person using funds under increasing participation in senior villages. i urge this committee to support the work of next sf by proposing the 2011-2012 budget include legislative option to, "provide a san francisco-based millage organization with general funds from the subsidy to pay for a member of reach and targeted demographics, such as low income
Mar 15, 2011 7:30pm PDT
the president for emerge. we have trained over 200 women in the san francisco bay area, half of whom who have already run for office. half of them have won. we are very proud of the fact that we have more than 100 points which is important in the bay area because it is usually the first step to get your name out there to run for office. half of the women who go through our program are women of color. so we're very proud of that. emerge california, though is not just about getting more women elected for the sake of getting them elected. emerge california is really about changing the dialogue and conversations that we're having in america. it's about changing the tenor and the tone of politics in this country. and it's also about changing our priorities to focus on what's most important. so whether your issue is choice, education, the environment, universal childcare, or marriage equality, know that through emerge california, i am helping to cultivate the future generation of women leaders to push forward and to work on progressive policy in all of these areas and many more. i absolutely love m
Mar 18, 2011 5:30am PDT
elected, it's about changing our world one san francisco bay area community at a time. on behalf of all of the emerge graduates and the organization, i would like to thank you supervisor cohen and chu for this award. thank you. [applause] >> thank you. now i'd like to bring up the district four honoree today, angela tickler. [applause] >> and today we've been blessed with so many people in this room whole have done so much. today ilede like to draw attention to a small -- i'd like to draw attention to a small business owner who has made such a big difference. this is angela tickler and it is my honor to present the special accommodation to her. she is the owner of the hardware store on irving street. it's a wonderful, wonderful clothing store. so if you're looking for a cool sunset t-shirt, go to angela. but just for a little bit of background on angela. she moved to san francisco when she was 4 years old and has actually lived and worked in stun seth and richmond district in the 40 years since then. a graduate of the university of san francisco, she spent her time living and owning a s
Mar 7, 2011 3:30am PST
legislative option to, "provide a san francisco-based millage organization with general funds from the subsidy to pay for a member of reach and targeted demographics, such as low income and immigrant seniors." perhaps we might see a similar program modeled in next sf in district 7 sometime in the future. thank you. >> thank you, professor. the next five speakers are from sf village. i want to thank jail for coordinating this. i believe susan will walk us through the history of the sf village. >> thank you. i am a founding member and board member of san francisco village. i am also a senior policy adviser to the village to village network. in full disclosure, i am also co-chair of the long term care coordinating council, although i am not representing us todathem. examples you have heard here today, really some of the heart of what the village movement is about. committed to building, supported people in their homes and buildings. i appreciate the difference in the report in the differencagine community. the hallmarks of the village movement, self-governing, supporting grass roots that can coor
Mar 9, 2011 11:30pm PST
>> on behalf of the newly designated mayor of san francisco, i welcome each and every one of you. it was just about five minutes ago that david chiu sees it to be the mayor -- ceased to be the mayor. the active mayor for about 27 hours wallace the president of -- was the president of the board of supervisors. we thank you for your service. next to him is the senior member of the board of supervisors, the man who nominated john elsbernd. [applause] then not necessarily in alphabetical order, supervisor john avalos, supervisor david campos, supervisor carmen chiu, supervisor malia cohen, supervisor mirkarimi, supervisor farrell, supervisor kim, and supervisors got wiener -- supervisor scott leonor -- wiener. a number of your friends thought it appropriate to reach out to cover the span of mayors over the last fifth leaders, a small fraternity who you are about to join. leading that is lieutenant governor, who will brain some remarks. it was the man who served as a supervisor and whom the voters rewarded by making him lieutenant governor, and he was received by his colleagues at one
Mar 20, 2011 6:00pm PDT
it. feedback is always amazement. they don't believe that it's in san francisco. we have visitors who will say, i never knew this was here and i'm a native san franciscoan. they wonder how long it's been here. when i tell them next year we'll get to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the park,k, >> hello. welcome to "meet your district supervisor." we are here with supervisor cohen from district 10. she started her first term in january, so she is new to the board. we will get to know her and talk about the toughest issues facing the city. welcome, supervisor. thank you for joining us. tell us a little bit about your background, where you grew up, where you went to school, and the jobs you have work. >> i grew up in the porthole and neighborhood. most of my childhood, i went to lakeshore elementary school. i love to talk a bell will -- about lowell high school. i studied political science with a concentration in public administration. i worked eight years, largely in the public sector. then, earned a master's degree from carnegie-mellon in pittsburgh pennsylvaniamy work . i spent t
Mar 9, 2011 3:30pm PST
in the first interim mayor in san francisco in 32 years. >> we had a real sense of belief when the full board made the final appointment to successor mayor. we thought there were some and gaps in our knowledge about how to appoint a successor mayor. by the time it was actually done, it seemed almost easy, but it was not, to be honest. we had planned for different types of variables to occur, and none of that actually happened. no conflict of interest laws came into play, no inquiry issues. >> i thought they did a good job, actually, trying to figure out something that had very little precedent in our city's history, something that was very important. >> angela and her staff did an extremely professional job. she was on the hot seat, under a tremendous amount of pressure. i did not see a lot of the back room arm-twisting, hair pulling, chest pounding that was going on, the pressure she was under, but when she walked out into the board chamber, when she walked into the hallway and the reporters were chasing after her, she was precise and professional. >> in the end, there were some questions ab
Mar 2, 2011 3:38pm PST
of people -- that makes san francisco a special place in the hearts and minds of people. mayor lee, here is my advice. you have a year, figure out what you want to accomplish. you were put in this position by the people to my right, but the people of san francisco are the people counting on you. [applause] do what you think is right, and remember that as important and impressive as this did not -- as this is, there are hundreds of thousands of people who require your attention and leadership. always remember the people outside are the people we also need to represent. remember that just because you disagree with the other side does not mean something is going wrong. that is part of the process. you are going to have a difficult time with the budget, a difficult time processing the new police chief and the reality is taking place and how they manifest in our county, but always remember to do what you think is right. people like me come and go puree your you are given a moment in time. there is no having made it a success. the mayor is not a place or a definition. it is a direction, and i
Mar 6, 2011 7:00am PST
the city and county of san francisco. this building was a dream that became a reality of a man by the name of james junior elected mayor of san francisco in 1912. he didn't have a city hall because it was destroyed in the earth wake of 1906. construction began in april of 1913. in december 1915, the building was complete. it opened it's doors in january 1916. >> it's a wonderful experience to come to a building built like this. the building is built as a palace. not for a king or queen. it's built for all people. this building is beautiful art. those are architecture at the time when city hall was built, san francisco had an enormous french population. therefore building a palace in the art tradition is not unusual. >> jimmie was an incredible individual he knew that san francisco had to regain it's place in the world. he decided to have the tallest dome built in the united states. it's now stands 307 feet 6 inches from the ground 40 feet taller than the united states capital. >> you could spend days going around the building and finding something new. the embellishment, the carvings, i
Mar 5, 2011 3:00pm PST
village. >> thank you. i am a founding member and board member of san francisco village. i am also a senior policy adviser to the village to village network. in full disclosure, i am also co-chair of the long term care coordinating council, although i am not representing us todathem. examples you have heard here today, really some of the heart of what the village movement is about. committed to building, supported people in their homes and buildings. i appreciate the difference in the report in the differencagine community. the hallmarks of the village movement, self-governing, supporting grass roots that can coordinate services, do not duplicate what is already there. they are holistic. they are a person-centered consumer directives. this model applies across income levels, which is one of its great strengths. people change in their lives. this model allows people to dip in and out of services as they need, depending on what transitions they may be going through or what health status changes there are. so it is a preventive care model in addition to a community- building and stren
Mar 24, 2011 4:30pm PDT
francisco to san jose in 70 minutes, we can turn them around and get them back up during the morning commute. helping us to reduce the staffing. the longer that it takes, the more crews that to meet. you cannot turn them around quickly enough to get back up. the service that we have been talking about is suspended from gilroy. bringing out three trains in the morning, sending them down in the evening. it takes a whole crew. they do not come back. they cannot make another trip. we have had discussions about suspending service between san jose and san francisco. as we identified stations to close, we were looking at writer ship and revenue connections. some of the stations under consideration, bay shore, college park, south san francisco, hayward park, and santa clara. so, for 2012 we held a public hearing on march 3 where the board took testimony regarding a possible fare increase. a base fare increase of 25 cents was implemented on july 2. we talked about parking increases. currently it costs $3 per day. we talked about raising that to $4 per day. we also looked at reduction issues like staf
Mar 19, 2011 1:00pm PDT
. >> my name is terry said. i have a retail business in san francisco for 22 years. i have a 5 04 -- 504 loan. it took me three years to get. we need more capital. i tried to get a line of credit from wells capital. i was decline. where does someone like myself go? i have a loan, i need additional funding. >> did you try through the sba? >> i already have an sba loan. i went to wells fargo for a line of credit and they would not give me one. >> i can speak to you about it. when we look at funds that are needed, the biggest thing we look at our cash flow. i can address that with you. unless there is an issue, at that point -- [inaudible] >> let's talk, ok. >> i have a couple of more questions. i know that the panelists have agreed to stay after for those who have specific questions. i do have one question for wells fargo. what are the typical rules for applying for sba loan of less than $50,000? how much money do we need to have in your bank to apply for a loan? >> i am on the smaller side of the bank. i am a transaction guy. i do not technically require one to have an account to do a loa
Feb 28, 2011 7:00pm PST
. evidence for it. i just want to say, on behalf of the village to village that mark and san francisco village, we are ready to work through these issues with you and see what is best for the city. >> thank you. next speaker please. >> good morning, supervisors. i am a founding board member of san francisco village. i became interested in sf from my work as president of the richmond presidio neighbors, a collection of hundreds of neighbors in the richmond district bordering the presidio. i came to understand and appreciate how fiercely our city residents are about preserving their quality of life in their own neighborhood. there are no residents more interested in preserving their neighborhood and our seniors. on my block alone, of the 30 houses, single-family homes, about half are owned by residents in their 70's, 80's who have lived there for more than 40 years. san francisco village is a nonprofit community-based membership organization that empowers the adults to remain in their own homes as they age. it became a private 5013 c in 2007 and after a couple years planning, we successf
Mar 10, 2011 7:00pm PST
>> this is a special joint hearing of the san francisco planning commission and public health commission for thursday, march 10th, 2011. i am not sure if anyone is in the overflow. if your name is called, we will give you time to come up so you can participate. because the room is crowded, let me ask everyone to turn off your phones, and the electronic devices that can sound off during the proceedings. please take your discussions outside. it becomes extremely disruptive to the process and the commissioners cannot hear adequately if you feel the need to engage in another discussion. the commissioners will not tolerate any discussions. we ask that you respect the process and we will respect your rights to participate in the process. >> i wanted to announce for the individuals and groups downstairs that after -- makes their presentation, then there were two groups that requested 10 minute blocks of time. we will hear them afterwards. and then after that, we will hear from those who have asked for reasonable accommodation. then we will go to general public comment. >> and we are
Mar 22, 2011 11:30am PDT
mile route from san francisco to gilroy. we are over 40,000 people per day riding that train. we have 32 stations in 19 cities and currently run 86 trains per day, 22 of which are very popular. on the weekend we run 36 trains and are running a pilot for peak service in 2009. caltrans has been through a series of changes. through those changes, we have seen service increases leading to wider ship increases. funded from the farebox and three member agencies, continuing to face the uncertainty with state funding. santrans has a structural deficit. in fiscal year 2011 they reduced production -- introduced a reduction. they are continuing to propose contributions to fiscal year 2012. so, with the uncertainty for one of the partners, cal train already had a structural issue. they do not have dedicated or stable funding sources. in 2010 and 2011, service was reduced to help with the budget. we continued to rely on one time funds. our current contract is with amtrak, bringing change to the system. this is a writer should graf in what you see if the bust of 2003 and 2004, then writer ship -- r
Mar 14, 2011 2:30pm PDT
for the city and county of san francisco in 1989 as the investigator for the city's first whistle-blower ordinance. after that, he served in several positions including the executor of the director of human rights, the director of city purchasing, and director of the department of public works. prior to being appointed to the city administrator in 2005. at this time, we will show a short video clips and then we will introduce the mayor. >> it is my pleasure to introduce the mayor of san francisco, ed lee. [applause] >> good morning. thank-you for that introduction. i would like to welcome i very good friend to san francisco. i want to acknowledge our board president and some of the other supervisors. one of the tenants that i have in helping run the city is to do this test team work and i have enjoyed this special relationship with the board of supervisors and i hope it continues through the whole year. i have known gene for many years. but we both worked very closely together. i want to continue congratulating her on because we're working very closely. there are many things we ca
Mar 2, 2011 2:38pm PST
francisco. last year, shanghai and san francisco celebrated the city's anniversary of the sister city relationship. three mayors of this city led a large delegation to shanghai and inaugurated the grand opening of the san francisco post at the world expo. they open their second office in beijing. last year, we maintained frequent exchanges and close cooperation and achieved new, substantial results. in the context of the new year, you have already had a promising beginning. as you know, one month ago, chinese president hu jintao paid a visit to this country and held productive talks with president obama. both our leaders declared their commitment to building a cooperative the partnership based on mutual respect and mutual benefits. his visit is important and will surely give new impetus to the overall development of our bilateral relations. in all 50 states, the state of california and san francisco, in particular, will benefit from this. this year is also a remarkable year for san francisco. for the first time in its 162- year history, you have and we have four asian american supervi
Mar 5, 2011 5:30pm PST
, for there is no place like our home, our city by the bay san francisco open your golden gates a stranger with outside your door san francisco other places only make me love you best tell me you are the heart of all the golden west san francisco, welcome me home again i'm coming home to go roaming no more san francisco open your golden gates beautiful strangers wait outside your door san francisco, here is you're wondering when, say i will wonder no more going other places makes me love you best tell me you are the heart of all the golden west the golden west san francisco welcome home again i'm coming home to go roaming no more ♪ [applause] >> thank you, misa and beach blanket babylon. please welcome the mayor of our great community and city, the honorable edwin m. lee. [applause] mayor lee: good afternoon, everybody. i wanted to spend a few moments in joining mayor willie brown and mayor frank jordan with our chief of police, our city attorney, dennis herrera, so many friends here, and members of our board of supervisors, to just register my appreciation for the san francisco general hospital foun
Mar 5, 2011 2:00pm PST
analysts office. i want to say that the issue of quickly aging populations in san francisco where baby boomers are becoming seniors, some people might call it the senior boom generation, they are raising awareness of the need for social services in our city. the work done really highlights that demographic shift. also the tremendous need for housing and community services for this aging population. i would like to reveal that i am on the edge of the baby boom generation, but i have three siblings who are seniors in an age. this process has been excellent and i have been educated by many neighborhood activists in the city. i want to say that the process began with joan and arthur chang from the chinatown north beach area. as well as lawrence cornfield and sarah hale from the richmond district and other neighborhoods as well. also the institute on aging institute in the community. my hope is that from this report will come legislative ideas that many of us will work on together. but the ad hoc committee of senior organizations that we have started, my hope is that we have generated activ
Mar 29, 2011 4:30pm PDT
san francisco university, and thank you very much. president chiu: thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is laura traveler, and i have lived in parkmerced for 26 years, and i am here representing the action coalition. it is my professional opinion that the planning commission needs to further review and study the eir. it appears that they rushed to approval of the eir, and in their haste for approval, three major areas were not addressed, area one, the environmental impact on parkmerced. number two, the displacement of people, seniors, parents with young children, because the developers have forgotten that they are dealing with human beings of all races, creeds, and that room. it does not mean that the planning commission should do the same. decades of destruction impacting existing tenant can only lead to homelessness as well as terrible health issues among thousands of people. in closing, only the board of supervisors can address my three areas of mikey concerns. to review, we do, but and reconsider -- redo, and we consider it the eir. thank you very muc
Mar 29, 2011 8:30pm PDT
of opportunities in san francisco where there is a benefit on a regional level. being familiar with the design and with the developer and their other projects, their commitment is without equal. thank you. >> good evening. my name is sylvia. the statistics of unemployment. it will help us to have a job. i am a single mother. it is very hard for me for the last seven years with a job. i think this is a really great opportunity. thank you. >> hi, tom murphy. thank you. i grew up in san francisco, and i am a loan officer. the last families that i have approved are from san francisco. the city and families, it has all been said. housing, families, jobs. president chiu: next speaker, and there are seats up here. >> good evening, supervisors. i was born and raised in san francisco. pretty much, parkmerced is where i live, and i know there will be some inconveniences for the next 20 years. i am willing to live with those inconveniences. all of us expect this, and in the united states. i understand there are concerned about this. i think this project was well thought out. i think the developers' hands
Mar 16, 2011 3:30pm PDT
mayor, ed lee. san francisco's first asian- american mayor. >> this has been an unprecedented and historic transition of power here in san francisco. i am so happy the board of supervisors came together to select an outstanding choice along many outstanding candidates to lead us over the next several years. >> over the past several months when this issue has come up, it had been agonizing. the board has been put into a difficult situation. there are a lot of differences of opinion on how to run the city, how to mass make a decision, who should be in place, 11 people to agree on that is a challenging thing. i think we have done the best we can do in the process, considering the difference of opinions. >> the people of san francisco can now choose their mayor, the direction they want to go. that is why this decision was so appropriate. >> the other big shock is that the moderates seem to have won this round. people thought, progressives have themselves on the board. there is no reason that they will not get together and take a noted leader who is a progressive to be interim mayo
Mar 22, 2011 10:30pm PDT
that in our core curriculum. so san francisco will be in the cutting edge. president mendoza: i want to commend a few schools -- there were quite a few auctions and fundraisers going on this weekend and i just want to thank all of our families to contributing to their schools and it's a difficult time. they were wonderful gatherings and i was happy to be able to go to two of those three and went to the lincoln brotherhood-sisterhood and i'm in love with cloggers which i wouldn't think about being in love with but cloggers rock. and the s.a.c. youth summit was great to see 200 students come together for that. on saturday, there was the industry fair, which was the -- for c.t.e. and we had probably about 300, 400 students there and about 60 businesses that came and spoke to our kids about their industry and it was an amazing opportunity for our kids to hear about what kinds of work they can go into. and i thank our business partners for coming out and students for coming out on a saturday morning. i was there -- my kids were still in bed and we had 11th graders saturday morning eager t
Mar 15, 2011 4:30pm PDT
neighborhoods across san francisco. i would start off with debra garafalo who serves on the community police advisory board. also from russian hills my friend lucretia vowel who has been the promote tor and watchdog of -- promotor and watchdog of safe heart. she makes -- also russian hills. tina moyland who's president of russian hill neighbors and she's guiding that group very successfully. moving down to north beach, telegraph hill, my friend june austinburg who has taught me so much through her writings about the waterfront. she's written more about the waterfront in the last half century than anyone i know. another friend former president of the dwellers, she said you must come back to the board. kicking and screaming i did and became vice president and then president and well -- thank you june, i think. then vetica hill who is just finishing her fourth term. she's an incredible it will gator in her career -- it will gator in her career. -- litigator in here career. i have never seen a presentation like the one she could do when presenting on 555 washington which as you recall a huge fig
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